296: Komova in Stuttgart, NCAA Crack, and the Ranch Incident

Mar 20, 2018 | GymCastic, Podcast

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MEET NEWS  (6:23)

  • STUTTGART!
  • World Cup
    • The winner is Zhang Jin like everyone predicted!
    • Jordan Chiles took bronze with big vault and floor sets. Now, about that routine composition…
    • Melnikova wins the hilarious save competition
    • Our favorite skills: Tisha Volleman’s Arabian beam mount! Sarah Voss’s Delladio!
    • Brinn Bevan used a medical emergency to warm Jessica’s heart
  • A special tribute to Danusia Francis’s floor save from the British Championship
  • The Baku World Cup restored our fervor for a CHUSO AA 2020 campaign.

GYMTERNET NEWS (58:05)

  • In a Washington Post article, Aly Raisman and trainer Melanie Seaman detailed the poor conditions at the ranch. Then, all hell broke loose on our Facebook. We discuss
    • The key criticisms leveled by Raisman and Seaman and why they really are serious
    • Why the reactions of Kelli Hill and Mary Lee Tracy were so disappointing and show that no lessons have been learned
    • What a preposterously inappropriate facility the ranch was in every respect
  • USAG is now publishing a list of suspended members in addition to the list of permanently ineligible members
  • Yet another hole in the USAG story—Jordyn Wieber says she witnessed an unnamed “high-profile USAG employee” learning about Nassar pre-2015
  • Another tragedy at Cirque, which makes three in less than five years
  • Simone and Stacey are the new celebrity power couple

NCAA NEWS (01:32:50)

  • Real 10s, fake 10s, and the problem with legs-apart-on-landing deductions
  • The phenomenon known as Senior Day Crack: Is it OK? (Spoiler alert: No)
  • Another CAMERAMAN INTERFERENCE RAGE-O-METER

YOUR FEEDBACK (1:53: 47)

  • HAS ASHTON MOVED TO SIMONE’S GYM?!?!?!?!?!?!
  • The problem with TOPs camp culture
  • Bringing posters to competitions (in which Jessica gets immediately distracted and starts talking about Judge Aquilina costumes again)
  • When the WHOLE TEAM GETS SUSPENDED
  • Where are the verification camp scores?!?
  • Being more considerate and thoughtful when discussing male body types

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